SODA Lectures: What does it take to belong?

Prof. Dr. Sandra Noeth
What does it take to belong?

SODA Lecture Series in English 2 SWS, 2 ECTS, 5 Places
Opening Event, Wednesday, 13.11.2019, 18-20 h
Saturday 18.1.2020, 10:30-18 h, Sunday, 19.1., 11-17 h
Saturday, 8.2., 10:30-18 h, Sunday, 9.2., 11-17 h,
Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz (HZT), Uferstraße 23, Studio 11, 13357 Berlin
Registration is requested under s.noeth_!
Please consider: For HZT students there will be no Studium-Generale certification!

The SODA lecture series gathers each semester artists and theorists from various disciplines and fields of practice. Bodies, and the aesthetic, socio-political and ethical questions that they open up, are at the core of the public discourse and workshop program that is dedicated to the idea of ‘belonging’ in the 2019/20 winter term: a complex and open idea that addresses material, geopolitical and affective aspects; reminds of familiar routines, gestures and habits, shared norms, values and rights; and formulates questions concerning experiences of safety and trust and the right to societal and political participation.
What does it take to belong? Starting from artistic and theoretical inputs and practices of the invited guests, the lecture series explores how ‘belonging’ is constructed, negotiated, rehearsed and challenged by performative, body- and movement-based and sensorial strategies. How can artistic practice and aesthetic create always-specific experiences and reflections of belonging that go beyond essentialist and normative identity politics?

For detailed informations about the program and guests from 15.10.2019 onwards see

Sandra Noeth is a Professor at the HZT Berlin and internationally active as a curator and dramaturge in independent and institutional contexts. She specializes in ethical and political perspectives toward body-practice and theory and on dramaturgy in body-centred performing arts. As Head of Dramaturgy and Research at Tanzquartier Wien (2009-2014), Noeth developed a series of projects on concepts and practices of responsibility, religion, integrity and protest in relation to the body. She edited several books on the topic such as Bodies of Evidence: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Politics of Movement (2018, with G. Ertem, Passagen) or the periodical SCORES (2010-16, with Tanzquartier Wien) and is the author of Resilient Bodies, Residual Effects: Artistic Articulations of Borders and Collectivity from Lebanon and Palestine (2019, transcript). As an educator, she works, e.g. with DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts and Ashkal Alwan HWP-program.